Exporting Revolutionary Discipline: North Korea and Guyana during the Cold War

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Webinar

When: Aug 4 2021 - 12:00pm until Aug 4 2021 - 12:45pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
What:

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The East-West Center in Washington and National Committee on North Korea invite you to the
North Korea in the World Webinar Series:

 Exporting Revolutionary Discipline:
North Korea and Guyana during the Cold War

Featuring:

Dr. Moe Taylor
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mr. Daniel Wertz (Moderator)
Program Manager, National Committee on North Korea

Mr. Ross Tokola (Opening Remarks)
Executive Associate to the Director,
East-West Center in Washington


1986 Guyana Mass Games
Guyana Mass Games, 1986

The National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington held a North Korea in the World webinar on North Korea’s Cold War era involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on Guyana, where the socialist regime of Forbes Burnham was heavily influenced by Kim Il Sung’s political and economic model. The discussion focused on scope and development of this little-known relationship, and asked what lasting impact it may have had.

This North Korea in the World webinar was the fifth in a series examining North Korea’s historical and contemporary relations with countries in the Global South. The North Korea in the World project is a joint initiative of the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington; the NorthKoreaInTheWorld.org website collects and curates information and data on North Korea’s external economic and diplomatic relations.


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Moe Taylor holds a PhD degree in History from the University of British Columbia, where he wrote his dissertation on North Korea and revolutionary movements in Latin America. He is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Daniel Wertz is the Program Manager at NCNK, where he has worked since 2011. Wertz manages research and publications at NCNK, and is the lead researcher and editor of the North Korea in the World website. He also serves as Chair of the Steering Committee of George Washington University's North Korea Economic Forum. Wertz received master’s degrees in International and World History in a joint program from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in History from Wesleyan University.

Mr. Ross Tokola is the Executive Associate to the Director at the East-West Center in Washington, where he gives advice and support to the Director on ongoing near-term and long-term strategic projects and programs. He is also responsible for the Congressional Staff Program on Asia and for North Korea in the World. Previously, Mr. Tokola was a Program Officer at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies during his five years in Seoul, and worked for the U.S. embassies both in the Republic of Korea and in the United Kingdom. In addition to studying the Korean language at Sogang University in Seoul, he holds a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Heythrop College, University of London, and a M.Phil. in International Relations from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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